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Micro-Grants for Food Security Program

Applications are due by June 6, 2023.
USDA’s Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP) assists agricultural agencies or departments in eligible states and territories to increase the quantity and quality of locally grown food in food insecure communities through small-scale gardening, herding, and livestock operations. Eligible applicants are agricultural agencies, commissions, or departments in Alaska, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands. The agricultural agencies or departments competitively distribute the funds through subawards to eligible entities for projects in food insecure communities in areas of the United States that have significant levels of food insecurity and import a significant quantity of foods. Eligible entities include individuals, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and local governments. A total of $7.6 million will be available.